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Importantly for the South Asian region,hard and fair to maintain crucial track position despite being on old tyres.sole fifth place finish couldn’t do enough to counter another double points finish for Force India.Perez at sixth and Hulkenberg at eighth have ensured that Post race the question doing the rounds was can and if Lewis Hamiltonstill win the Drivers’ Championship While there’s no question about his talent orability will he be lucky enough to clinch his fourthWorld Championship There are five races and 125 points to play for —and we hope it won’t be a clutchor an engine deciding this year’s World Champion By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: May 12 2016 3:44 am IPS Amitabh Thakur Related News The Uttar Pradesh government has reinstated IPS officer Amitabh Thakur who was under suspension since July 13 last year Thakur had been suspended on charges of “indiscipline” and “anti-government point of view” among others Addressing reporters in Lucknow Thakur said he received a copy of the order about his reinstatement issued by Principal Secretary Home Debasish Panda on Wednesday As per the order the IPS officer has been reinstated from October 11 2015 when his suspension had ended as per the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1969 as it was not extended within stipulated 90 days Share This Article Related Article The central government had earlier held that Thakur’s suspension was not valid after October 11 2015 as his suspension was extended only after the period of 90 days since the first suspension order Thakur had later moved Central Administrative Tribunal which had also held that continuing his suspension after October 11 2015 was not lawful because of the non-extension of suspension order in time Thakur’s suspension had come days after he had filed a complaint with the police alleging that he had been “threatened” by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav over phone Thakur who was posted as IG Civil Defence at the time had also made public the audio of the purported conversation According to Thakur Mulayam had called him after his wife Nutan a social activist had filed a complaint with Lokayukta against UP mining minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati for allegedly amassing disproportionate wealth For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: July 9 2015 1:19 pm Scott Disick finally broke social media silence following his recent split with Kourtney Kardashian Related News Scott Disick finally broke social media silence following his recent split with Kourtney Kardashian The father of three took to Instagram that day to invite people to a party in Las Vegas reported Ace Showbiz “Come party with me this Friday in Vegas @1oaklv” Disick 32 wrote Share This Article Related Article The message was accompanied with a snap of himself and a male friend having fun at what appeared to be a nightclub However the invitation was not warmly welcomed by many Instagram users One user wrote “U should be with your family” while another added “Go home to your kids scott” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 5 2017 11:59 am Australia captain Steve Smith might use Adam Zampa in their clash against Bangladesh (Source: AP) Related News Ahead of the clash against Bangladesh the Australian captain Steve Smith suggested that they might use Adam Zampa to add greater bowling control to their stocks He said “It is a used wicket the same one that South Africa and Sri Lanka played on And The Oval can take some spin so we’ve certainly got that in our mind But again we’ll have to have a look tomorrow” Smith admitted that they will look at playing an extra frontliner “It looks like it is going to be a pretty good wicket And there are usually quite a few runs scored at The Oval as well” he said The skipper said that their game plan has proven its worth so far “We play One-Day cricket [the way] we have for a long period of time in these tournaments And that’s someone in the top four going on to make a big score and letting our boys who are big hitters and strong have a crack at the back” Admitting that their performance against New Zealand was a bad one Smith hoped that it was only restricted to one game He said “They were pretty fiery in the nets today I copped quite a few short ones so maybe they are listening which is good As I said it wasn’t our best performance hopefully it was a little bit of rust” Praising the batting squad of Bangladesh Smith said “We saw Tamim Iqbal the other day play a really good innings” he said “Mushfiqur [Rahim] the keeper he’s a good young player They’ve got some good players in their group And Mustafizur [Rahman] obviously is a class bowler” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | New York | Published: September 27 2015 9:32 am Matt Damon has been teasing what’s in store for the upcoming Bourne film and revealed that his character will get his memory back Related News Hollywood star Matt Damon has been teasing what’s in store for the upcoming Bourne film and revealed that his character will get his memory back After giving the fourth film – “The Bourne Legacy” – a miss the 44-year-old actor is reprising his role once again and although he’s not spilled too many details he’s hinted where the story will be heading reported New York Daily News “Bourne has his memory back but that doesn’t mean he knows everything” Damon said Share This Article Related Article “It’s 12 years since Jason Bourne has been on the grid So we have to answer the questions Where’s he been What’s he doing What gets him going again So once we solved all that then we had a movie” He previously said Bourne’s world needed to change before he could make a fifth film “Without giving too much of it away it’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world It seems like enough has changed you know There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsOn India’s disastrous tour of England in 2011 former England captain Nasser Hussain famously remarked on commentary that India had a "few donkeys" in the field For many years India had been regarded as a poor fielding side —they were slow and un-athletic and not particularly enthusiastic either Even in ODI cricket India lagged behind sides like Australia and South Africa in the fielding department for a very long time However the current Indian ODI team is a markedly more athletic fit and an enthusiastic fielding unit Gone are the ‘donkeys’ of the past replaced by vibrant and strong young men who have no hesitation in throwing themselves around the field Not only is the current Indian side a better fielding team than those of the past but they are also up there as one of the best fielding units in world cricket The image of a fit and athletic new India is epitomised by captain Virat Kohli and like him the team now sets high standards and has high expectations when it comes to fielding Despite dominating arch-rivals Pakistan in all aspects of the game in their opening Champions Trophy encounter Kohli was not satisfied with his team’s effort in the field labeling the performance only a six out of 10?
These people do not want dialogue, The then chief minister while replying to the debate on the motion of thanks to the governor’s address at the Legislative Assembly in 2011, This courtship bloomed on the courtside of the basketball facility at DDA Sports Complex in Vasant Kunj, was playmaker and at one point made three of the starting five for India with Prashanti and Pratima. tourism and other departments have also participated. However, she had run into world champion Johanna Mattson beating her 3-1 in a shock win. Orkhon had smashed Sakshi in Asian Olympic qualifiers, Talking about the model,The accused have failed to cooperate with the police and custody is essential. For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: October 28 2012 2:52 am Related News A girl has filed a complaint at Kothrud police stationthrough child rights organisation Childlinethat she was allegedly beaten up at Kothrud police station when she was brought there on the suspicion of theft at a lawyers house in Kothrud where she works as a help Police said after her age is verifiedaction will also be taken against her employer under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act Police said a lawyer from Kothrud approached them on Thursday with a complaint of theft of ornaments and valuables at his house The complainant told the police that they suspected the girl who worked as a maid in their house Police then brought the girl to the police station and some staff who were questioning her allegedly hit her on her hand Anuradha Sahastrabuddhe of Childline said?
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Not all politics is dirtyand not all agitation is sacred Countries do not run on agitations but on politicswhichno doubtneeds constant reform It isafter allpolitics that gave free India the ability to rule itselfpolitics that enabled Hazare to work with the panchayat of Ralegan Siddhipolitics that allows him to agitate peacefully It is important to strike a balance between agitation and politics Suren Abreu Mumbai Take note * THIS refers to Fake noteshigher quantity and better quality (IEOctober 12) I had also demanded information on this under the RTI Act But citing various sections of the RTI Actthe concerned authorities refused to divulge important informationwhich the country has a right to have How is it that currency notes are faked with precision and watermarks are replicated I ask the authorities to give answers to the questions above so that each citizen of this country can help stop this menace The government should have stringent measures to deal with the circulation of fake currency Rajiv Boolchand Jain Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Updated: November 7 2014 12:56 am There are also the recent converts to a rate cut — the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to the RBI voted 4-3 to cut rates at its September meeting Related News The camp is clearly divided — the “bad” industrialists the ones who always say that the Union budget deserves 8+ /10 are saying the time has come for the RBI to relax its ultra-tight monetary policy prevailing for most of the last few years and especially since September 2013 when Raghuram Rajan assumed control There are also the recent converts to a rate cut — the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to the RBI voted 4-3 to cut rates at its September meeting In the other corner are the “good” guys comprising besides Rajan and his deputy Urjit Patel the prestigious IMF economists and the policy economists at the major investment houses (both domestic and international) and rating agencies like Crisil Their view is that the clamour for a rate cut now is bordering on nonsense This is what one representative of this distinguished club (Crisil) stated on November 2: “The chorus on an interest rate cut to revive the economy has got louder with the recent climbdown in inflation To be sure the monetary policy tool of cutting the interest rate is conventionally used to energise a flagging economy…But this does not hold true under all circumstances Our study shows that factors behind the recent slowdown in economic growth and investment in India have little to do with high interest rates… leaning on monetary policy to revive investments will yield little benefit And it carries the risk of reversing the recent gains in inflation which in any case is nothing much to write home about” (emphasis added) In a November 4 editorial the newspaper Mint confidently stated that declining CPI inflation was due to a tight monetary policy and equally confidently forecast the future path of inflation: “[The RBI should] stay on course for at least a couple of more quarters rather than act in a hurry… tightening of policy since Rajan took charge is one important reason why inflation has begun to decline in India… It is not yet clear whether the recent sharp decline in inflation is sustainable or a temporary base effect… Yet this base effect is expected to wear off in the first three months of 2015… It is only after April that we can get a clear picture about inflation” So who is right and therefore what should the RBI do It should go by the evidence — and the evidence is that from the demand (output) side the economy is hurting and hurting bad In normal circumstances this large negative gap alone would justify a series of large rate cuts But India at least until recently was not a normal economy especially with low growth and high inflation This strange combination should have given a clue to experts that it wasn’t monetary policy causing the high inflation but rather a cost-push supply-side inflation over which the monetary authorities had precious little control The question is whether India is fast approaching normality with respect to inflation Consider the following facts CPI inflation of 65 per cent (new 2010 series) was the lowest rate ever in September 2014 that is the lowest for the last 45 months A weighted average of the two old series — rural CPI(AL) and urban CPI(IW) — yields a national CPI series that was the lowest since the 60 per cent inflation observed in February 2008 that is the lowest in 78 months WPI inflation of 27 per cent is the lowest since the 47 per cent level of September 2009 — the lowest in 60 months The government-administered minimum support price (MSP) inflation of 27 per cent in 2014 is the fifth lowest in 39 years and the lowest since the 24 per cent level observed in 2005 — lowest in 108 months But this is not considered even admissible evidence for a rate cut by our base-effect vigilantes Something that has baffled me in reading the various expert reports for the last several years is the constant allusion to “base effects” — and intrigued me because of the dangerous and disingenuous interpretation of the base-effect reality If an inflation estimate comes in below the “expert” view the refrain is “This is due to the base effect” and soon inflation will rise again If inflation comes in high as per the expert prediction the base effect is not invoked and instead we get: “We told you so” What is this base-effect and how does one measure it Assume for a moment that year-on-year September 2013 inflation was higher than normal Then one should expect ceteris paribus that September 2014 inflation will be lower than normal But this begs the question — what is “normal” inflation in any given month One reasonable approximation for normal inflation for any month is a three-year average For example average September CPI inflation for the previous three years (2010 2011 and 2012) was 97 per cent and this is the expected normal inflation estimate for September 2013 Actual September 2013 inflation was 94 per cent which is 03 per cent below normal Hence the base-effect for September 2014 is plus 03 per cent that is expected inflation in September 2014 is the previous three-year average of 97 per cent plus 03 per cent or 100 per cent This forecasting game (no economics no modelling no nothing) yielded brilliant results during the steady near-10 per cent inflation between January 2011 and June 2013; an average forecast error of only 01 per cent () with the worst and best forecasts of -14 and 11 per cent respectively (see chart) However the simplistic base-effect model has completely broken down since June 2013 with average forecast errors of -10 per cent (July to December 2013) and -31 per cent January-September 2014 This explains both the confidence of the base-effect calculators (and this includes the RBI and the IMF) till some 15 months ago and their complete lack of credibility today Which means that the RBI has now lost both its legs in support of a tight monetary policy — base-effect and anchoring of inflationary expectations Regarding the latter the junk RBI expectations survey (when will they stop) in March 2014 reported a three-month expectation of 129 per cent inflation Actual September 2014 inflation was almost half at 65 per cent (and was 74 per cent for the June-September quarter) And the expectation of three-month inflation in September 2014 is an even more junk estimate of 146 per cent Let me restate the finding: actual inflation in September 2014 is 65 per cent the RBI’s anchoring inflation expectations survey claims more than a doubling of inflation in the next three months Somebody is smoking something please pass the weed It is time the base-effect and other inflation hawks admitted to a few realities and moved on One of the most important lessons the financial markets teach you is humility — and the fact that very smart people and very dumb people and everyone in between make mistakes every day So what is the harm in the RBI and IMF and investment bank experts and three members of the TAC admitting they were wrong and asking nay pleading for an aggressive interest rate cut policy If they don’t do so my guess is that history will judge them harshly Expertise and/ or wisdom is not revealed by betting on a horse after it has won the race The writer is chairman of Oxus Investments an emerging market advisory firm and a senior advisor to Zyfin a leading financial information company For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: June 27 2015 12:00 am This course of action — monetary contraction — will be very painful in the short term But it will lay the ground for stable sustained growth in the long term Related News By: T B Kapali The Union finance ministry’s Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian recently raised an interesting question in his article ‘At the rate of’ (IE June 12) He asked whether it is appropriate for the RBI to target CPI (consumer price index) inflation and increase policy rates when prices are actually falling measured by the WPI (wholesale price index) He pointed out that the policy stance appropriate for consumers may not be so for producers The CEA has called for more discussion on this issue This article argues that a “compartmentalised” monetary policy — one for consumers and another for producers — would be impossible We need a correct diagnosis of the nature of the Indian economy’s ailment for determining the most effective cure In the last few years growth in the aggregate measures of economic activity (GDP) have been in trend decline — at least stagnant — but we have had relentless double-digit inflation in consumer prices The recent softness in consumer prices has nevertheless been accompanied by stubbornly high forward inflation expectations The focus should be on trend inflation and economic activity Besides the plunge in global commodity prices could well reverse This phenomenon called stagflation is a nightmarish combination and has no easy solution It is primarily because of people’s inflation expectations having gone completely out of control Therefore even as activity levels fall and a resources slack emerges inflation remains high If policymakers come down with a heavy hand on inflation output (and employment) loss could be very high On the other hand trying to revive activity could exacerbate inflation Tragically the NDA government with its status-quoist approach to economic policy has not attempted even a half-hearted attack on stagflation Stagflationary conditions have been created by more than a decade of unrestrained CPI inflation Early in the last decade the spike in consumer inflation provided a stimulus to investment/ real activity But now with inflationary expectations well-entrenched the stimulus has fizzled out If stagflationary conditions have to be eliminated we have to start by bringing CPI inflation under control The RBI says it is doing that But is it really This doubt arises because financial conditions in India still remain very accommodative going by a critical measure: the size of the RBI’s balance sheet The RBI’s strenuous efforts to retain the public debt management function validates the suspicion The RBI’s balance sheet is currently as much as 25 per cent of GDP This ratio was already high at 15 per cent a decade ago The relentless monetisation of budget deficits and foreign currency assets (FCA) accumulation have since worsened the situation Nearly a quarter of all outstanding government bonds are now being held by the RBI For the record the US Federal Reserve’s balance sheet of $4 trillion is also 25 per cent of the US GDP of $17tn — after three rounds of quantitative easing But can there be a comparison at all between the supply responses of the highly flexible US economy and the gridlocked Indian economy After an initial boost to real activity in the early 2000s the rampant expansion of the RBI’s balance sheet has unsurprisingly been producing high nominal but poor real GDP outcomes Technically this is stagflation Provide subsidies and run deficits but do not print them away That is the biggest lesson from the current stagflation crisis The alternative is clearly for the government to fund itself in the markets — in perfect competition with other borrowers such as households and the business sector and without forcing banks to be “captive investors” That is the surest way to keep the economy on an even keel It will end financial repression increase savings squelch inflationary pressures and the resultant imbalances in investments and consumption This course of action — monetary contraction — will be very painful in the short term But it will lay the ground for stable sustained growth in the long term The same long-term macroeconomic effects could also be obtained if the government were not to run up big subsidies and deficits However in a relatively poor country like India that would not be desirable let alone saleable The writer is a Chennai-based financial consultant For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Published: September 15 2017 10:40 am Two types of bins meant for segregation dumped in the godown in Sector 20 Chandigarh on Thursday (Express photo by Sahil Walia) Top News As the deadline of October 2 — the day by which the city had to achieve 100 per cent waste segregation — nears the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation seems to be in a hurry to issue “long-pending” directions which should have been given soon after the launch of the waste segregation project in June Merely 24 hours before the “Swachhta hi seva drive” is to begin in all the cities which would culminate in the main event on October 2 the civic officials in a haste issued letters asking sanitation officials and residents’ welfare associations to “hold regular quarterly meetings” and “initially monthly for better results” for spreading awareness The residents’ welfare associations claim that since the launch of the project this is the first time they have got a communiqué from the MC over the issue Not just this the two coloured bins that remained stashed in the MC store most of the time have finally got some attention as the distribution which had almost disappeared has picked up There are hundreds of bins lying in the MC store which will be distributed before October 2 The letter issued by the medical officer of health-cum-nodal officer on Thursday stated “As Swachh Bharat Mission is envisaged as Jan Aandolan involvement of all sections of city is vital for achieving the mission objective Therefore involvement of RWAs religious groups for source segregation is necessary You are requested to conduct regular quarterly meetings with these groups at the ward level Initially these meetings may be conducted monthly for better results” A copy of the letter has been sent to the residents’ welfare associations as well The RWAs have now even been asked to fill out the consent letter which states “I appreciate the initiative of segregation of waste at source and local composting undertaken by MoUD GOI and MC Chandigarh under Swachh Bharat Mission I do hereby give my consent to promote this initiative and provide all the help and support in this to make Chandigarh a clean city” Hitesh Puri vice-chairman Federation of Sectors Welfare Associations Chandigarh (FOSWAC) stated “How come just few hours before the drive is to begin the MC is reminded of holding regular meetings with residents to create awareness over source segregation Ever since the launch of the project my entire sector has not even seen the bins what to talk of getting those for segregation” Puri claimed that the exercise was a “mere formality” “It is all paper work These meetings should have been held from June itself Just because the Centre has directed all they have woken up” Mayor Asha Jaswal said that MC tried hard to hold awareness camps but now had to issue letters “We kept speaking about segregation in every event as we thought that word of mouth would actually change the mindset of people But since the residents didn’t show much interest we had to issue such letters for meetings and get the consent letters filled” Jaswal said that she was still hopeful of achieving 100 per cent waste segregation by October 2 On June 5 the project of door-to-door waste segregation project was launched with much fanfare UT Administrator V P Singh Badnore during the event at Tagore Theatre had specifically told the MC to ensure that regular drives awareness campaigns were held while distributing the two coloured bins Be it the contention that councillors were on vacation or the fact that the company was not sending bins due to GST the segregation drive almost fizzled out Baljinder Singh Bittu chairman of FOSWAC said “Had the MC been really sincere in making people aware they would have reviewed the progress of the project every week It is just an eyewash” Badnore to launch UT Administrator V P Singh Badnore will formally launch the campaign from Sector 19-D on Friday For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 26 2017 1:39 am Opposition MLAs protest at Vidhan Bhavan Saturday Ganesh Shirsekar Top News Three days after it decided to suspend 19 Opposition legislators from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for a period of nine months the state government has assured the Opposition that it will revoke the orders The state government has said it is not in favour of MLAs being forced not to attend the House and assured the Opposition leaders that it would review the decision Sources said there were chances of the orders being revoked in two tranches in the coming week The Opposition however is keen to see the suspension orders revoked in one go sources said “It is not as if we will not take back the suspension The government is positive about revoking the suspension We will find a way The Opposition members should come to the house on the 29th and we will sit together and take a decision We are not in favour of legislators sitting outside the house” state parliamentary affairs minister Girish Bapat said in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Saturday Ten MLAs from the NCP and nine from the Congress were suspended on March 22 for disrupting the budget that was presented on March 18 The Opposition then decided to organise a “Sangharsh Yatra” across the state on the issue of loan waiver for farmers and the alleged high-handedness of the state government Work in the present session of the Maharashtra Assembly has suffered because of the face- off between the ruling party and the Opposition The state’s decision to reconsider the suspension is in line with the trend as the suspension of most legislators have been revoked without them completing their full term of punishment Since the setting up of the Maharashtra Assembly in 1960 the Speaker of the House has suspended 300 legislators for misconduct This number does not include the 19 who were suspended on Wednesday Incidentally only 172 legislators who account for 57 per cent of the 300 suspended MLAs have served their full punishment with the house sooner than later revoking its orders According to the rules of proceedings once a motion is tabled against a particular legislator the Speaker of the House can suspend him for disregarding the authority of the chair or abusing the rules of the house Unlike certain states like Orissa which mandate that a member cannot be suspended for a period of more than seven working days in states like Maharashtra MLAs can be suspended for an indefinite time During the suspended period an MLA cannot attend the Legislative Assembly Critics of suspension claim that the order affects not only legislators but also the people who elect the representative as he is not able to voice their issue in the supreme democratic body For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AFP | Los Angeles | Published: June 19 2017 8:33 pm The 40-year-old Mayweather has been retired since beating Andre Berto in September 2015 and improving his career record to 49-0 (Source: AP) Top News Boxing hall of famer Lennox Lewis won’t be spending his money on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight saying he “can’t take it serious” because the outcome is too predictable The former undisputed world heavyweight champion said the combination of Mayweather’s boxing experience and hand speed will be too much to handle for McGregor who has made him name as a mixed martial arts fighter “It’s ridiculous to me” Lewis told US sports broadcaster ESPN “You are talking about one discipline where you can use only your hands and only a few can do it “Every battle sport always starts with your hands but they are two totally different sports” The fight is being held in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and promoters are hoping to make millions off the pay-per-view sales Scheduled as a 12-round boxing match with 10 ounce gloves three-time world heavyweight champion Lewis says it won’t go the distance “I can’t take it serious” Lewis said “Mayweather is the best in his weight class no one can touch him in boxing “Floyd will stop him He’s just too good at boxing for McGregor and McGregor is just too inexperienced “I wouldn’t buy it — but I would be interested in the result To me I know who is going to win already so there’s no use in watching it” Lewis who fought for Canada at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics joins a growing list of boxing purists who have come out against the much-discussed fight which will take place August 26 The 40-year-old Mayweather has been retired since beating Andre Berto in September 2015 and improving his career record to 49-0 The matchup with McGregor gives Mayweather a chance to reach the 50-0 career milestone Former champ Oscar De La Hoya and promoter Kathy Duva have also slammed the event as an exhibition spectacle pointing to the fact that the 28-year-old McGregor has never had a professional boxing match and only dabbled in the sport as a teenager But unlike those two Lewis doesn’t feel the novelty matchup will hurt boxing’s image “I don’t believe it would damage boxing … I love Bruce Lee and the other disciplines and when he fought against other fighters you wanted to see the differences so I can see the appeal” Lewis said Mayweather-McGregor have yet to get together face-to-face since the announcement but they are expected to announce a promotional tour that will take them to a couple of major US cities For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News The fact that all the big Congress leaders have lashed out at Kejriwal indicates that his allegations have made the party nervous.